Duluth Preservation Alliance Celebrates Duluth’s Historical Character, Invests in Future

DULUTH, MN—The Duluth Preservation Alliance (DPA) recognized 12 property owners for preserving and maintaining their historic homes, buildings and structures at the 2019 Preservation Awards and Centennial Home Celebration in May. 

The annual awards ceremony was established 37 years ago to highlight the hard work and passion owners put into their properties in order to preserve the historical character of Duluth. This year, nine properties received Preservation Awards, and three centennial homes were commemorated. Four of the property owners received both a preservation award and a centennial award.

“Duluth has a rich history that’s important for us to care for,” said DPA president Mike Poupore. “By preserving the community’s architectural heritage, we enhance Duluth’s unique qualities and make it a more enjoyable place to live and visit.”

Every year, to continue its mission to preserve Duluth’s historic character, the DPA offers academic scholarships in Community Planning, Historic Preservation, General History or Architecture. This year, Brandon Hartung of the University of Minnesota Duluth was selected by the DPA’s Board of Directors and awarded $2,500 toward his Masters of Education focused in museum education and historic preservation. Hartung has been working at Glensheen since January 2016.

About Duluth Preservation Alliance
The Duluth Preservation Alliance is a passionate group of Duluthians dedicated to protecting local architecture and culture. As a partner in Duluth’s growth, the DPA shares historical knowledge with developers and community leaders to help maintain Duluth’s extraordinary sense of place.

For more information, please contact Mike Poupore, DPA President, at Mike@blstcn.com